Sole Representative Visa

What is a Sole Representative Visa?

The Sole Representative Visa is also referred to as ‘Representative of an Overseas Business’ Visa. The purpose of this visa is for foreign businesses to establish a branch or a wholly owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom and to send a senior employee to the United Kingdom to do this.

What are the main requirements for a Sole Representative Visa?

Each case is decided on its own merits and would therefore advise for any individual or business considering this visa route to the UK to book a Consultation with our Sole Representative Visa Solicitors to obtain advice specific to their particular needs.

However, we have briefly outlined the requirements an individual will need to satisfy in order to obtain a visa to enter and subsequently reside in the UK.

The Sole Representative must be a senior employee who has been employed by the Parent Company for over 12 months. The Sole Representative must not be a majority shareholder and have the authorisation by the Parent Company to make key decisions. The Parent Company must also provide sworn Statements as to their background and intentions for the Branch or wholly owned Subsidiary in the UK.

There is no specific ‘maintenance requirement’ however the Sole Representative must demonstrate a good command of the English language.
Sole Representative Visa
Sole Representative Visa

How can we help?

The Sole Representative Visa is one of the more popular UK visa routes for business people to come into the UK and work from. It is however one of the more complex visa routes to navigate through and often, applications can be refused if the correct documentation is not submitted. At Cranbrook Legal, we understand that businesses look for expediency but not at the cost of efficiency and therefore you can be rest assured that our service will work to get the job done.

If you would like to discuss the Sole Representative Visa in more detail, contact us today on 0208 215 0053 for expert advice.

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